So, let’s talk about Sanctuary’s lovers, Alexander and Demetrius. Readers root for this romantic, caring couple. One reason is that Demetrius’s sensitivity has stopped him from having any kind of contact for at least 100 years (he’s lost count…) Such a beautiful, tortured soul should get the most out of his eternal life!
And Alex is the perfect one to help him. Though he is far younger than the Grand Master Vampire, he is still mature and holds his own. Alexander knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to say it. He’s not a shy virgin to be pursued but does his fair share of the pursuing.
As lovers, they are also mature — it’s in their natures. Both caring Alex and protective Demetrius are considerate of the other, even prepared to back off from what they want if they’re worried it will cause a problem! This shows mutual respect and strength.
There’s also the fact that vampires have enhanced senses. Though it causes Demetrius agony for the first half of the story, both he and Alex get the full benefits at the end. Whether you find blood drinking sexy or not, sex with superhuman senses is bound to be mind-blowing. (We’re sure that’s in TV Tropes somewhere.)
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